Ahead of the presidential and national assembly elections scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 16, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are currently having an emergency meeting.
According to reports, the urgent meeting was as a result of the challenges facing the exercise as materials needed for the elections have not been distributed in some states.
INEC is holding the emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other stakeholders.
The Cable reports that Osa Nehikhare, secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, accused the commission of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to sabotage the elections.
“It’s 7.00pm on the eve of the presidential and national assembly elections and materials for Edo are not available. This sabotage was orchestrated and a danger to our democracy,” he said in a statement.
“They want stand-alone elections so they can deploy their agents of intimidation and harassment.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng can now authoritatively report that the 2019 general elections have been shifted.
Presidential and National Assembly elections will now hold on Saturday, February 23 while the governorship and state assembly elections will hold on Saturday, March 9.
Recall that in 2015, the general elections was shifted from the initial dates over security reasons.
The presidential/national assembly election was shifted from February 14 to March 28 while the governorship/states assemblies election was shifted from February 28 to April 11.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger on Friday, February 15 said that elections for the senatorial positions of Niger east and Niger north may not hold on Saturday as the ballot papers meant for the zone were missing.
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Prof. Samuel Egwu, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, made the declaration while interacting with newsmen in Minna.
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